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Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) 

Program Length: 3 Years 

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation, completed PGY-1 

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 18

Approved per Year (if applicable): 6

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  4th Year, limited 3rd year and 2nd year students

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No

Program Phone Number: 301-295-4551 / 301-319-4909

Program Email:

Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

The National Capital Consortium Dermatology Residency Program is located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and is one of the largest joint training sites for military physicians. The program trains a combined total of 4 - 6 Army and Navy residents each year. The core faculty to resident ratio is 1:1.5. In addition to the core faculty stationed at Walter Reed, several academic/clinical faculty members from the neighboring Uniformed Services University (with over 120 years of combined experience in the specialty) teach our residents. The Dermatology Clinic is housed in a state-of-the-art outpatient facility featuring a spacious, sunlit office space for the dermatology residents. Numerous laser and light-based device platforms are available to trainees.

Strengths of the program include an in-depth and well-rounded didactic and clinical rotation schedule as well as numerous faculty who are fellowship-trained in Dermatopathology and Mohs Surgery. High yield outside rotations includes the National Institutes of Health (which hosts Dermatology Grand Rounds and medical dermatology rotations); inpatient dermatology at Washington Hospital Center; pediatric dermatology at Children’s National Hospital. Residents attend clinical conferences hosted by the Washington, D.C. Dermatological Society; are co-location with the only military Dermatopathology Fellowship; enjoy frequent clinical and academic interactions with dermatology residents and pediatric dermatology fellows from local civilian programs (Georgetown, Howard University, George Washington, and Children’s Hospital), and have the opportunity to rotate at the Joint Pathology Center. The proximity to Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences allows for academic and clinical education and mentorship of medical students.

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Contact Us

Dermatology Residency Program

Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, America Building, 3rd Floor


4494 Palmer Rd.
North Bethesda, MD, 20889

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 301-295-4551

Phone 2: 301-319-4909

Phone 3: 301-295-7748

Fax: 301-295-5164

Fax 2: 301-295-9136

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